BBC Micro Online

BBC Micro connects to WiFi, accesses games over the Internet. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 BBC Micro model B (Acorn Computers) × 1 27C256 EPROM × 1 SparkFun Level Shifter Board × 1 Texas Instruments Hex Schmitt-Trigger Inverter × 1 Breadboard (generic) × 1 Jumper wires (generic) × 1 Story This project adds Internet connectivity to a 1980s BBC Micro using the Arduino MK ...

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Amazon Dash Replenishment Pens

A pen holder that determines when there are two or less pens and triggers an Amazon pen set replacement. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Crayola Air Dry Clay × 1 OpenBuilds Micro Limit Switch × 5 Software apps and online services Arduino IDE Amazon Web Services AWS SNS Hand tools and fabrication machines Soldering iron (generic) Story I used the Arduino MKR1000 as the mic ...

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Alexa, Put the Kettle On!

Make a smart kettle for under £60 using Alexa and Arduino. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 SparkFun Logic Level Converter - Bi-Directional × 1 Tefal Temperature Control Kettle × 1 Software apps and online services Arduino IDE Amazon Alexa Alexa Skills Kit Amazon Web Services AWS Lambda Shiftr Story [embed]https://youtu.be/7uVDxhh5WL8[/embed] Introduction Why make two trip ...

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Eggzact Science

Entry for the "World's Largest Arduino Maker Challenge" - An IoT Project with Windows10, the Arduino MKR1000, and Chickens.   Story  Completed App - Home Page Completed App - Connection Page Completed App - Egg Overview Page Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Software apps and online services Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Project Theory This project applies directly to t ...

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Publish Any Event to Wia Using Your MKR1000

How to setup an MKR1000 and publish an event or location to Wia. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 Software apps and online services Wia Hand tools and fabrication machines Wia Platform Story Setup Your Environment Install the Arduino IDE (Integrated development environment). This is where You can download it for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux here. Detailed instructions can b ...

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Dash Button Santa with Arduino MKR1000

Send information to Santa Claus about the status of the gift request. Things used in this project Hardware components Arduino MKR1000 × 1 SparkFun Pushbutton switch 12mm × 1 Jumper wires (generic) × 1 Resistor 10k ohm × 1 NeoPixel strip × 1 Software apps and online services Arduino IDE IFTTT Maker service Google Firebase Google Maps Story Introduction How many times have you asked Santa to bring you an Ardu ...

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Darby’s not dead

Story In the future there is a bar where all the dead punk rockers hang out. They are each given a MiFare classic card programmed with their name and 666 credits. This is the device the bartender uses to keep track of their tab. This project uses an atmega168 to control a pn532 breakout board to write cards as well as read them. Once the data is read it gets sent to the Particle core over USART and then sen ...

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Build the Internet for your friend

Background A few years ago, a co-worker turned me on to this TV program called "The IT Crowd". The show revolves around a two-person IT team and their "Relationship Manager", Jen, who inadvertently landed the job by including some basic PC skills on her resume. Moss and Roy resent her for getting the position both wanted, and will occasionally try to help expose Jen as a hopeless non-technical leader that h ...

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Cellular Data Logger

I have been collecting data from Raleigh's trails and parks for the last couple years.  My primary platform has been a custom Arduino board I developed for low-cost (hey, these things may get damaged or stolen) and long battery life.  I wanted a connected sensor to provide current data and, after looking at various technologies, I have settled on cellular as the most convenient. This sensor uses an off-the ...

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Pin Control Over the Internet – Arduino + Ethernet

In a previous article we showed you how to control digital pins over over serial, and showed how such a simple thing can be so powerful. One major downfall with that is you need to be nearby to send commands… So today we are going to look at doing the same thing, but this time we will be doing it over the internet using the Arduino Ethernet Shield. As per our usual style, I am going to make this as simple a ...

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Getting Data From The Web – Arduino + Ethernet

Yesterday we covered how you would go about controlling pins of your arduino over the internet using the Arduino Ethernet Shield set up as a server. Today we are going to take a look at using the shield as a client to get information off of a web page, and report back. I used this method a few months ago when I made the Nixie Twitter follower counter dubbed Twixie. The ethernet shield can be used to access ...

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Learning Arduino basics the easy way – Part 01 “Blink” or “The Internet”

You've bought your first Arduino or you're planning to get this great little device? Obi Wan would say: "That's good. You have taken your first step into a larger world." Same thing for me! Congratulations! You'll see, as soon as you master the basics, you'll have so much fun with this little device. There are so many tutorials and books outside, so why another? Maybe you think learning should be funny or a ...

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